Please note that much of this content pertains to Foreign Experts who move to Iceland to work for Icelandic companies and is NOT relevant to the Remote Work Long-Term Visa. Sorry for any confusion!
You're going where!?
Do you really want to always be cold?
Isn't that where what's her name is from? The singer...begins with a B...
Lucky! Iceland is one of the most incredible places I have ever seen!
This is just a sample of what you might hear when you mention to others that you are moving to Iceland. Iceland may seem like a distant outpost in a forgotten part of the North Atlantic, but is much closer than you think—and not nearly as cold as Chicago in winter!
The Viking settlers were well aware of the distances over 1,000 years ago. It is easy to conclude that once they arrived, they stayed put. On the contrary, according to the Sagas, Vikings spent more time trading than they did pillaging. They traveled far and wide with routes extending to Northern Europe, the Volga River, south to Constantinople, and Bagdad. They set sail across the Atlantic and established a post in Newfoundland nearly 500 years before Columbus left Castile in 1492.
To this day, Icelanders still possess a need to cross the seas to explore and travel. Many seek educational and work opportunities to gain experience not available on the island. Almost all of them return "home" and bring with them a diverse education, skills, and work experience they have gained worldwide. Because of this, the Icelandic work environment is often dynamic, influenced by many international perspectives.